Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The 15th CFC-HOLD International Conference will be held in Subic.

A message to all from Mina Francisco at CFC-HOLD:

The 15th Handmaids of the Lord International Conference (HOLD ICON), which will take place from April 18-20, 2008 shall be held definitely in Subic, Zambales, at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center (SBECC). Any conflicting information should be disregarded.

Any interested or confused party/member may also inquire directly with the HOLD secretariat at handmaid_cfc@yahoo.com, or directly to Mina Francisco through minahold@gmail.com.

Here is the text of latest memo from Sis Didi Galsim:
03 March 2008

To HOLD Regional / Provincial Coordinators
HOLD Metro Manila Sector Coordinators

From Didi Galsim
International HOLD Coordinator

Subject 15th HOLD International Conference

Dear Sisters,

Our 15th HOLD International Conference on 18-20 April 2008 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center (SBECC) is fast approaching. As you are campaigning for attendance in this important event, please be guided by the following:

  1. We would like to emphasize that this annual international conference is not only for leaders but also for members. We have been given permission to drop the word "leaders" from the title HOLD International Leaders Conference. And so, henceforth, this event will be known as the HOLD International Conference or HOLD Icon for short.
  2. We have been blessed by the good Lord with a substantial discount on the venue rental fee. And so we can now afford a bigger hall, praise God! We believe that He has arranged this because He wants as many of His Handmaids as possible to meet Him there. So, fellow servants of God, let us encourage and excite our sisters in each area to reach, or even exceed, the revised targets. (Please see the attached.)
  3. We would also like to ask you to personally invite the Provincial CFC Council / Metro Manila Sector CFC Governance Team, most especially the wives of our CFC leaders. Let us share the beautiful Icon experience with them.
  4. All HOLD Regional / Provincial Coordinators and HOLD Metro Manila Sector Coordinators are asked to attend the HOLD International Leaders Forum (HOLD ILF) on Sunday, 20 April 2008, 2:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Vista Marina Hotel and Resort, SBMA. Dinner and fellowship will follow immediately after. Let us take this opportunity to meet and hear from other HOLD leaders from around the world. No substitution will be allowed in case a Regional / Provincial Coordinator or Metro Manila Sector Coordinator is not available. This activity, including the food, is free of charge.
  5. We have attached the Accommodation and Transportation Guidelines. Please read carefully and be guided accordingly.
  6. Please join us in praying and fasting for the success of our HOLD Icon.

The HOLD Icon is such a great blessing of the Lord for His women. Let us do our best, as HOLD leaders, to see to it that as many as possible are able to enjoy this blessing.

God bless us all!

Your Sister-in-Christ

Didi Galsim
You can download this memo as a PDF file for distribution HERE.

Apparently, the FFL has announced that their own HOLD ILC will be held on the same dates, but in Batangas.

There has been word going around that CFC's own HOLD venue was being diverted, and that misleading information is going around that the venue might have changed to Batangas. This is patently false.

Just to make things very, very clear:

the CFC-HOLD International Conference will be held in Subic, Zambales, at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center (SBECC).

If this isn't enough proof that having the same name isn't good for either group, then I don't know what is.


TruthShallSetYouFree said...

I got an SMS and it reads:

Psalm 34:13

Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Prayer: Lord let Your spirit so reign in me that doing Your will would be like breathing. May Your truth come out in the words I speak, may I do good and seek Your peace, Amen!

emdeesch said...

Aptly quoted & a beautiful prayer "truthshallsetyoufree."

I'm sorry but I feel sad for FP. I still believe in the good of every man but how can he face the shame, now that that the truth has come out to the open.
The FFL continue to place him on the pedestal - a place attributed only to God. I find it very dangerous to force someone to be their "modern-day-saviour." It is beyond my understanding that FP allowed all these things to happen to him & be influenced by people who have their own agendas.

Anonymous said...

Here's a breaking news from CFC Batangas!

Quoted hereunder is a true copy of the message sent by Bishop Ramon Arguelles to his Parish priest in the Diocese of Lipa:

"The CFC-FFL separated from Couples for Christ early 2007. The latter has GAW3AD KALINGA (GK) as one of its Ministries.

CFC-FFL, led by Frank Padilla, seceded from CFC due to GK. This group is NOT recognized in the Archdiocese of Lipa.

CFC HFL (Handmaids for Family and LIfe) holds a grand meeting in the Provincial Capitol Auditorium on April 18 to 20, to coincide with CFC HANDMaIDS of the LORD's big assembly at Subic Bay Convention and Exhibit Center.

CFC-HFL, its mother unit the CFC-FFL as well as the April 18-22 assembly at the Capitol Ground IS NOT RECOGNIZED BY and HAS NO PERMISSION FROM THE ARCHBISHOP OF LIPA.

Following the counsel of the Papal Nuncioas well as of Cardinal Rylko of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Laity, I, Archbishop Ramon Arguelles, desire that there be only one COUPLES FOR CHRIST, with all its apostolates, including GK, resulting from its commitment to God.

I enjoin all the priests of the archdiocese of Lipa to heed my Memorandum and Pastoral letter on the CFCissued last year."


Bishop |Ramon Arguelles
Bishop of Lipa